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At Community Church, we make every effort to meet the needs of the congregation and surrounding community. Whether the need is emotional, physical or spiritual, it is our hope that we can provide support for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Life happens. An illness can sneak up on you. A job can disappear. A relationship can damage you. Community Church can’t promise to fix all of your problems or prevent them from happening, but we can assure you that we will be with you when trouble comes your way.

Below you’ll find a sampling of ministry opportunities available through Community Church. For more information regarding ministries at Community Church, please contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman 724-744-3413 or jpeterman@communityumchurch.com.

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STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one, distinctively Christian care giving ministry. Stephen Ministers are compassionate, skilled, trustworthy and full of faith.

Who Benefits from Stephen Ministry? People who need care …

• Receive quality, Christ-centered, confidential care for their hurts and needs

• Find hope, healing and a new sense of self-worth through the support of a Stephen Minister

• Know they are remembered and supported by their congregation in times of personal difficulty

• Receive ongoing care for the continuing needs long after the onset of a crisis

• Grow in a deeper relationship with their Lord as they experience God’s unconditional love for them through their Stephen Minister. If you’d like more information about Stephen Ministry, please contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman at jpeterman@communityumchurch.com or 724-744-3413.

FOOD PANTRY

Donations accepted every Wednesday from 5 PM – 7 PM

Assistance available by appointment. Contact Lee Liermann (liermannl@comcast.net) or visit CommunityUMChurch.com/food

GRIEFSHARE

Losing a spouse, child or loved one can seem unbearable. GriefShare is a 13-week course that meets to help participants deal with their feelings and begin to rebuild their lives. Contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman at jpeterman@communityumchurch.com or 724-744-3413.

DIVORCECARE

Anyone who has a need related to separation or divorce is invited to join DivorceCare. Over the course of 13 weeks, participants will gain insight into the healing process that will help them move toward rebuilding their lives. Contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman at jpeterman@communityumchurch.com or 724-744-3413.

HOLIDAY HELPING HANDS

There are families within our community that might have to make the choice between buying Christmas presents for their children and buying groceries or prescriptions. The Holiday Helping Hands program gives Community Church members the blessing of buying Christmas presents for children in our community. Contact the church office at info@communityumchurch.com or 724-744-3413.

FAMILY OUTREACH

This important ministry serves a vital role of helping people when they need it. Sometimes people might need groceries or a holiday meal. Others might need assistance due to a situation beyond their control. There are countless scenarios where Family Outreach might step in to show Christ’s love, but one thing is certain — Community Church is committed to helping people who might not have anywhere else to turn. Contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman at jpeterman@communityumchurch.com 724-744-3413

PASTORAL CARE

Unfortunately, some of our members may not be able to physically worship with us. For those members who are home bound or in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or hospitals, members of the pastoral care team make regular visits to share the love of God. Contact Pastor Jerrad Peterman at jpeterman@communityumchurch.com or 724-744-3413.

FOOD PANTRY

The food pantry provides food to needy families in the community at various times throughout the year. Members of the congregation and local organizations donate non-perishable food items to keep the food pantry stocked throughout the year.

BUSY HANDS SEWING CIRCLE

This ministry accepts donated supplies and, using their crafty talents, members create sleeping bags for the homeless and lap robes for residents in nursing homes. This group meets regularly at the church to sew and enjoy fellowship with each other. Contact Linda Briggs at lsbriggs13@windstream.net

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

United Methodist Women is a community of women with the purpose to know God and to experience freedom through Jesus Christ. Their contributions to Community Church include organizing free clothing drives and other ministries focused on women and children. Contact Patsy Simon at simonpa@upmc.edu.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Community Church serves as a distribution point for Tri-City Meals on Wheels. Five days a week, drivers leave from Community Church and deliver meals to members of our community in need.